Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Security Chiefs brief Buhari in Aso Rock

Two security chiefs on Tuesday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the security situations in the country. The security chiefs included the Chief of Army Staff (CAS), Tukur Buratai and the Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar. The closed-door meeting was held in the President’s office. Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Buratai said: “I visited the commander in chief to update him on the security situation that the army is involved and defending the territorial integrity of the country, the welfare of the troops, the state of our general administration, basically that is why I came. “The president is happy with the Nigerian army and the military. We will continue to do our work to defend the constitution of this country and we assured him of our absolute loyalty and ensure we discharge our constitutional responsibility,” he said. On his part, the Chief of Air Staff, also said that the service was doing everything possible to ensure peaceful environment necessary for development of the country. He said “It’s just a routine meeting. I came to brief the president on what is happening in the airforce. He is the commander in chief and he has the right to meet with his service chiefs. “For us in the airforce and for all the service really, we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure that our society is secure and our communities are stable, so that people can go about pursuing their legitimate aspirations without any fear, that is the purpose for which the airforce is established. “That is why we are working to ensure that we do everything humanly possible to create such an enabling environment because without security you cannot think of development, you are very familiar with that the relationship between security and development and we are working round the clock to ensure that we provide the enabling environment for development,” he said.


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